Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring


This multi-award winning Korean film takes a look at life, through the eyes of a Buddhist monk. He starts out as a young boy, living wih an older monk alone on a boat in the middle of a lake. As the seasons progress, so he ages, to a young man finding love, to a mature and angry man. In the final scenes he has become an old man, with his own young student to teach. In Korean language with English subtitles, although dialogue is sparse.

102 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Sex, Nudity).
Drama.

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Credits

Cast
Yeong-su Oh, Ki-duk Kim, Young-min Kim, Jae-kyeong Seo, Yeo-jin Ha
Director
Ki-duk Kim
ScreenplayKi-duk Kim
MusicJi-woong Park
CinematographyDong-hyeon Baek
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2003
Produced byKorea Pictures, LJ Film, Pandora Filmproduktion GmbH, Cineclick Asia

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageOnce off anger outburst
NuditySexual context, non-exploitive
SexObvious with audio, forms part of plot development
ViolenceMild, contextualised, forms of punishment
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsFilm based on teachings of Buddhism, therefore has a religious tone.
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What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
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Die Burger
Gabriël Botma
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Cape Times
Wilhelm Snyman
15
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
14
BBC
Tom Dawson
15
Box Office
Annlee Ellingson
13
eye Weekly
Joel McConvey
13
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
18

What the People say

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5910 Netizens
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Average .. 75%

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